Beatrice was a Wellcome Trust funded student on the Infection, Immunology and Translational Medicine programme. Her work looked at the antiviral activities of iminosugars in viral haemorrhagic fever infections. Alongside investigating antiviral mechanisms in dengue virus infection, she looked at how iminosugars affect the inflammatory environment, both in dengue infection and in other immune-stimulatory settings. She also collaborated with Dr Stuart Dowall at Public Health England to investigate iminosugar efficacy in other viral infections.
In her spare time she coordinated and conducted public engagement activities, took interactive science experiments into schools and public forums, having founded Oxford Hands-On Science (OxHOS) in summer 2015.
Beatrice has a BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, where she specialised in Pathology. Her final year project was conducted in Dr Jane Goodall’s group, investigating how Chlamydia trachomatis activates endoplasmic reticulum stress pathways during monocyte infection. During her degree she also participated in the Summer Undergraduate Research Programme at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Her project was in Dr Thierry Roger’s group, where she investigated changes in expression of the sirtuin histone deacetylase family mediated by pathogen-associated molecular patterns and cytokines.